Kylie and I made Seiji and Nathan watch it with us because we hadn't seen it for years! I used to be so drawn to Tim Burton's movies - I really loved them. And Johnny Depp is everyone's favorite, right? So I remembered that I loved this movie when I watched it for the first time a long time ago (I must have been in 7th grade or something), and I've been dying to watch it again for the past year. I am so glad that I finally got around to it!
I love the angst of this move. IT IS SO TRAGIC. Like, Edward loves Kim but she doesn't love him back and her boyfriend is a jerk. Then she does love Edward but he is afraid to love her because he doesn't want to hurt her and then they can never see each other again! AHH! Yes, I did just give away the whole story, but I can't help myself. So much angst.
I also love the setting. The world that good old Tim Burton set up is so pretty! I love that everything (the clothes in particular) is a clash of all different eras. So cool. And the color scheme is just excellent!
Another fabulous thing about this movie is how short it is. I have a huge problem with movies nowadays, and that problem is that movies are SO LONG. I have a hard time with movies that are longer than two hours - my attention span is not that good. So I appreciate the the length of older movies!
Go watch Edward Scissorhands, my friends. It is truly a gem.